News we hear about the locksmiths scams are true. They are true and are present on a nationwide and remain to keep spreading like roaches. They are deep rooted in every major city in the USA territory. Surprisingly there are a large number of these companies springing up all over the state and they are all connected to each other in forms of unofficial and unauthorized cartels’. Employees of these companies are here on tourist visas. It means that all the employees of these companies on visit visa are illegal and the workers and the company itself can be tailored with legal charges. There have been some in Texas that were arrested for working as locksmiths without a license and it were found out their visas were out dated and expired and they were deported.
The people who really do the hideous and offensive job are employees that have been especially trained to rip off as much money as possible from the customer. These scam individuals follow the same patterns. They are taught to rip off the client by the big dog scum that move these outfits. General they scam is to quote a service call price of usually 55.00 and then up the charge when they get there. Their routine will drill house locks and in reality charge you extra and unnecessary to destroy the locks so they can pull you off some more by selling you a 5.00 or 10.00 crap lock for 100.00 or even 200.00. They use bait and switch pricing.
In the past one year Verizon has been calling with a large number of these fake lock smiths and by a very valiant effort the administration has deleted almost 100,000 false locksmith listings from online directory. If you want to do a try in order to avoid any such scam then simply go to smartpages.com and search for locksmith and choose a city and or state. Example if you search locksmith and Pennsylvania the first 1000 lists and even more are all two different scam locksmith companies. The addresses are all fraudulent. Try Miami Florida, Los Angeles ca, and many other large cities you will see the same thing. These phony companies are raking in millions each year.
This most scary part of the story is that the fake lock smiths have a nearly total control on the cell phone 411 system. A large number of fake identification have been registered into the data bases with so many uniquely different but fake address listings in most major cities that when you call 411 on your cell phone. You will find the same fake locksmiths over and over again. You could ask for 10 listings and they will all be one of these scammers or other with some local address that is phony. They use many various names also. It is ever the same 55.00 service quoted for a lockout and after they unlock your material the price passes much higher. These companies are really not in the rural areas but they are in just about all big cities from coast to coast and from top to bottom.